WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE

Latest update on 06/06/2015

Artist: Johnny Otis Show
Author: Johnny Otis
Label: Capitol
Year: 1958

Top 10 US, top 5 R&B. With Earl Palmer on drums ripping off the Bo Diddley beat. Johnny once had Bo over for dinner and Bo said to him, half jokingly: "Hey motherfucker, what were you doin' takin' my song?" Then Johnny said: "Bo, you ever heard Hambone?" (see there). Also there's a similarity in rhythm with Mama Had A Chicken by Count Otis Matthew's West Oakland House Stompers where Johnny had been part of as a teenager.

Covers:

1959:

Cliff Richard [B-side of Fall In Love With You]

1962:

Chaussettes Noires [as Je reviendrai bientôt]

1963:

Crickets

1966:

Dan Penn

1966:

Strangeloves [as Hand Jive]

1967:

Tremeloes

1968:

Wynder K. Frog

1969:

Duck & The Bear [with Duane Allman as Hand Jive]

1972:

New Riders Of The Purple Sage

1972:

Sandy Denny

1973:

Johnny Rivers

1974:

King Biscuit Boy [with The Meters]

1974:

Eric Clapton

1977:

Jerry Williams

1978:

Levon Helm

1985:

George Thorogood

1985:

Richard Thompson [in medley with Not Fade Away]

1988:

Kim Carnes

1994:

68 Comeback

1997:

Amos Garrett

1997:

Taj Mahal

1999:

Sha Na Na

2000:

Sonny Burgess

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